Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I received my Christmas exchange.

I did a very looong happy dance yesterday when I received the most adorable exchange from Shay. I really love the motif, the colors, the perfect stitching and wonderful finish!!!
Thank you very, very much Shay and I wish you and your family Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Margit

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Finally a photo

I finially have a chance to post a photo of the fantabulous exchange that Joanie sent to me. I just LOVE everything!! The photo below is the ornament she stitched already on my stitching tree. Not the greatest photo. Sorry.
Thank you again Joanie. You are the best!
Love and stitches

Received from Ruth

The package from Ruth arrived with suprises. A lovely ornie (chart is published in JCS 2009 ) She made some changes, which made the pincushion absolutely gorgeous. She wrote me that she has filled in one window in the house. It looks like someone is at home waiting for you. I think it's such a sweet thought. I also received a card an CC threads. I felt very spoiled by her. Thanks so much Ruth!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thank you so much Amy!!!

On Saturday,  I was treated to a wonderful exchange from Amy.  She stitched me a beautiful ornamnent from the 2009 ornament issue of JCS.  I LOVE IT!!! Your stitching and finishing are exquisite.

Amy, thank you for all the goodies you included, the zipper pouch, candy canes, the santa.  You certainly spoiled me.

Thanks again...

PS..if you took a picture could you post it?  My camera is D-E-A-D...thanks!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thank you Joanie

My exchange from Joanie arrived today. Her ornament is absolute perfect! It is already on my stitching tree. And she sent a couple of extra goodies. OMG! My very first pair of gingher scissors!

Oh and the sweetest ornament that I can insert a small photo of my Rory into.

It is all just Perfect. I will post photos on Monday.

Thank you Joanie.

Love and stitches

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ornament From Sheila!

I received my lovely ornament from Sheila while I was away and am only now getting a chance to post. I will try to take a pic over the weekend. It was from this years' JCS ornament issue and is an LHN pattern. I love it and the goodies that Sheila included with it. My daughter has already absconded with the kit that was in the package. I am so sorry I am so late in giving a proper thanks, I have been very ill and have been away from home. Thanks again Sheila!

Amy Varnell-Miller

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Exchange Received

I received my exchange from Kathy. Thank You Kathy!! I'm so sorry I got your name wrong!!
It's a lovely ornament and already hanging on my display tree. I'm saving the stocking to stuff for our Christmas Eve celebration.

Merry Stitching

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

LHN Ornament Mailed

My husband mailed my ornament out today. I have been very ill so I am sorry if I am a little late.

Amy Varnell-Miller

My package has been mailed.

Yesterday. I sent it priority with delivery confirmation. It should arrive tomorrow or Thursday.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Ready to go

Hi everyone, the names have been exchanged. If you didn't get one, please let me know. The last date for mailing is Feb 1, 2010. Mary

Exchange mailed

I mail my exchange today. It has a long way to so I hope the post office is speedy with it.

Karen received my exchange.

Karen emailed me today that she received my Christmas exchange.
Happy Stitching, Margit

Exchange Received

Denise, Thank you so much.

Denise made this beautiful ornament design into a tuffet. I love it. I have got hooked on making  little biscorns so this will be  special one for my collection.

She also sent this gift of a chart and floss. I can't wait to get started on this.

Thank you Sara

Hello girls,
Look what I received from Sara in Italy.

Sara, Thank you soooooooooooo much.
I'm sorry I have not your e-mail address so I can't send you a personnal mail to thank you.
Have you got a blog ? What is his address ?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Round 3

I will be exchanging names tomorrow for Round 3. If you have not signed up and want to be a part, please let me know today. Round 3 will be any LHN or CCN design finished any way you like. If you have not mailed Round 2, it needs to be mailed in the next few days. If you have a problem, please let me know. Mary

Friday, November 20, 2009

Almost ready!

Hi all,
my ornament is almost ready, I will finish it this weekend and Monday (maximum Tuesday) will be on its way to its destination! :)

Bye, and have a nice weekend you all!
Sara in Italy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Exchange from Jackie recieved!~~ BEAUTIFUL!~

Jackie really outdid herself with this beautiful LHN wintery piece!~ Oh my goodness!~ It is absolutely beautiful~~ I love the overdyed fabric used, the beautiful cording and the shimmery ribbons~~ AND, the backing fabric used on the flatfold was also used in a little tote bag~~~ Such talent you have Jackie!~ Thanks so much for this snowy, wintery exchange.... This southern chick would love to see a little of the white stuff this winter!~ ((Hugs)) from N.Carolina!! Faye

Saturday, November 14, 2009

exchange mailed

I put my exchange for Kim in the mail today. Hope you like it Kim!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Exchange Mailed

I mailed my exchange for Amy today. I hope you like it, AMY.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Exchange Mailout

Today I mailed out the ornie exchange to Faye. Hope you will like it Faye.

An Introduction

Just wanted to say "hi" to the exchange group. The December exchange round will be my first. I'm looking forward to it!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Exchange Received

I received a wonderful ornament from Lisa. I love the finishing! Thank you so much Lisa.

Exchange is on the way.

I will mail my Christmas exchange to Karen today. I hope that it will arrive safely and that you like it!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Received from Cecile

Have a look at the beautiful exchange piece I received from Cecile.  The stitching is the benefit piece that Diane made for Unicef.  Its just gorgeous and made into a lovely tote bag.  Cecile also included a cut of fabric and some christmas charms for me.
Thank you so much Cecile, I shall treasure it always.
Happy stitching

Friday, November 6, 2009

Round 3 begins Dec 1

We will begin Round 3 on December 1 and they will need to be mailed by Feb 1, 2010. If you want to sign up, leave a comment here or email me at Diane is coming out with some wonderful smalls that would be perfect for exchange. Mary

Mailing date around the corner

The date that exchanges need to be mailed is November 30. If anyone will not be able to mail by that date, please let me know.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On its way

I mailed my ornament to its new home yesterday. Hope you like it!
Mary Jo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I posted

out my ornie to my partner today, should arrive in 10-14 days.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

LHN/CCN Round 2 Exchange

Hello Ladies,
Greetings to all of you.

I received my exchange from Conny from the Netherlands.  It is absolutely beautiful and appreciate all the extras Conny sent along with this beautiful Holly and Berry pinkeep.  I will treasue it Conny and you will surely be remembered during the holidays here. Thank you so very much.


Monday, October 19, 2009

LHN Ornament is in the mail~~~

I put my ornament in the mail to my partner....Hope they like it! It sure was fun to make...Faye

Happy Birthday Diane

A very, very happy birthday to Diane from the LHN Exchange group. We appreciate so much your talents and gifts in designing for us.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ship out

Today I have sent my package to my partner.
Hope it arrives soon and that she likes it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank Ewe

Joy, thank you so much for the darling sheep. I've never had a floss keeper and I know it will be perfect. Thanks again so much. Wonderful job!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thank you Milly

I received this beautiful piece in the mail. I just love it! One of my favorite things about LHN is the little houses. Thank you Milly.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Round 2 begins

Hi everyone, I emailed the names for Round 2 today. It's a LHN or CCN ornament. They need to be mailed by November 30. Someone ask if they could add extras and I think some did the last round. I will leave that up to you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Going in the mail

My LHN Exchange piece is going out in the mail today to my partner Mary Jo. Hope you like it! Let me know when it arrives safely.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Exchange received

I received my exchange piece from Jennifer today. It is a cute little flatfold beautifully finished. Jennifer stitched one of the sheep from The Counting House. Thank you Jennifer, it is very nice.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another arrival

Denise has received this beautiful piece from Kathy. It's perfect because she loves stars. Congratulations to both of you!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pam's Posting

Dear C'ecile, I'm totally speechless, it is so lovely. Thank you so much and your English is terrific! Greetings from Iowa. Pam

A wonderful exchange received..thank you, Pam!!

I received tody my exchange from Pam, and, WOW, I was speechless!
It was so personalized for me! With a memory of my wonderful trip down the Route 66, and even a silver needle to remember my visit to the Silver Needle in Tulsa, OK! :)

It is already at work, as a scissor keeper :) The Kelmscott scissors are perfect for it!

It is stitched one over one, and it is SO precious...I will keep it with me for all of my stitching, it will remember me not only a wonderful trip, but above all a wondeful person, Pam, and all of you in this exchange!

Ready for Round 2!!
Thanks again, Pam!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thank you Marjorie

Hello girls
Look what I received from Marjorie

I'm happy, thanks Marjorie

Cécile from Belgium

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On its way

My exchange piece to Denise is on its way as we speak. I just dropped it off at the post office.

I hope you like what I did for you Denise. It was really, really hard to part with this one. I like it so much I plan on doing one for myself. :) It should reach you before the end of the week.

Love and stitches

All Boxed Up!

My exchange piece was all boxed up this morning. I finally found "just the right box". The scary was on the floor right next to the front door! That's what I get for stitching so much and neglecting the housework.

The box will be traveling cross country, so I expect that it will arrive sometime next week. Let's hope that it arrives safe and sound!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stitches from the Heart

This note is to everyone who participated in Round 1. I am so proud of each of you and the way that you put your hearts into the exchanges you made. It will only get better as we get to know each other. Thank you all!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beautiful exchange from Jill recieved!!

I was so surprised to get home from school today and see the beautiful LHN exchange piece in the mail from Jill~~ She hit the nail on the head making me "Reading, Writing, Stitching". The fabric is Antique White 28ct and she used DMC 115..And she is an expert finisher! The pinkeep is beautiful and I love love love the color red! Knowing I work with First Graders, I smiled when she commented at how she thought I would love the saying. Yes Jill, you made my day!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thank you Sheril

Sheril, how can I thank you for such a lovely basket. I will always think of you and your stitches of love. Thank you, thank you.

Another mailing

I received an email from Denise that her exchange piece is mailed. Congratulations, Denise.


I received my exchange from Sheril and it is just wonderful. I will be posting pictures later today. Thank you Sheril.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Still Searching.....

......for the right size box!

My exchange is ready to head on it's merry way, but I can't find a box it will fit in. I feel like Goldilocks in the Three Bears house, I have a box that is too big and a box that is too small. Hopefully I'll find one that is just right! And soon!!


Exchange Sent

I mailed my exchange today. I hope it arrives safely.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Staying in touch

I have my exchange for Mary Jo in the works and hope to have it the mail next week. Please be sure to include me in Round 2.

Coming this way from Belguim

I have had an email from C'ecile and her exchange is on the way. What a great job everyone is doing! Mary

Sunday, September 13, 2009


All exchanges need to be mailed by the 30th. If you haven't signed up for round 2, time is passing quickly. I will be sending out the new exchange names of the 30th. Mary

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another mailing

Pam sent her package off. It's making its way to Italy.

I sent my exchange package off today.

It should take a couple of days.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

L@@K At This Little Darling!!

I am just absolutely thrilled and appreciative of this darling that I received from Mary Jo!! She did an awsome job with this piece, which she stitched one over one. My eyes crossed just looking at the tiny stitches! LOL I just love it and I thank you soo much!!
"The Busy Stitcher"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thank You Mary :)

I came home from my test at the Hospital this morning to this gorgeous surprise in my mailbox! Mary stitched me CCN Needlework Shop from my wishlist and created this wonderful needlebook. I'm just thrilled with it, I LOVE it! A wonderful addition to needlework display and a perfect place to keep my extra needles! Thanks again Mary :)

Happy Stitching,

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thank You Faye!

Faye send me the most beautiful pillow. It arrived while we were on vacation a few weeks ago. This is the first opportunity that I have had to show it to you all.

I'm not sure which LHN pattern it is, but it is not one that I remember seeing. Faye stitched it on 32ct Sandstone and used the specified Crescent Colours.

Thanks again Faye, it is perfect and will go wonderfully in my home.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I received a package from Mary

It is an adorable needle book. The fabric on the inside left compliments the design nicely. I really like it and I have been using it already. Thanks Mary!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

LHN Summer project

Here is one of my summer projects I had fun stitching and finishing. I found some fabric that matched up pretty good and made my version of a pouch and needlecase. The pouch holds my Q-snaps, magnetic board,scissors and folding stand...really good for travel and packing. So, I am using this LHN design as a true "stitching companion"...Happy stitching everyone! Faye

Thank You Angela!

I received my exchange from Angela P. She stitched "Strawberry House" and finished it as a scissor pocket pinkeep.

She stitched it on 28ct Mushroom Lugana with floss as charted. I have this pattern but haven't been able to stitch it for myself yet. Now I won't have to!

Thank you Angela! I love it!


Monday, August 24, 2009

On the way

I have mailed my exchange pieces. I took on an extra so no one would be left out. Can't wait for them to get to their new homes.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another mailing

Received an email from Faye that she has mailed her piece. We are going to be seeing lots of pictures soon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another treasure mailed

I've had an email from Angela that she has mailed her piece. We're anxious to see it too.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Drum Roll

Kathy has received her exchange piece from Sara who we hope is enjoying her wonderful trip across the US. Good job Sara!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First exchange mailed

Sara has emailed that she has mailed her exchange piece in the United States. She is now crossing the US on Route 66. We wish her a wonderful trip.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Round 2

We have hardly begun with Round 1, but have 3 people signed up for Round 2. You need to sign up again, but can begin to sign up anytime. This round will be a Christmas ornament exchange of LHN or CCN and will begin October 1.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Please post your finishes

I want to invite everyone to post your LHN finishes. We want you to keep us inspired.

Stitching for a friend

I think what we are accomplishing with our exchange is becoming friends so we can feel a little more connected as a group. I am so glad that you are sharing your stories and your lives with one another. We already have a couple more ladies waiting in the wings for the next round. The next round will be drawn toward the end of September and need to be done by the end of November. Let me know your thoughts about having that be a LHN Christmas ornament exchange.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Getting acquainted

We spent yesterday getting acqainted with each other. It seems perfect to meet those who share our passion and live other places in the world. Thanks to all of you for adding to the enjoyment of our group.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Needles ready, set, stitch

Good morning Ladies,
I have emailed out the exchange names and I would encourage you to post so that we can get to know each other. If you complete other LHN projects and want to post pictures, please do. I'm hoping when you receive, you will post pictures too, so we can all see the treasures. If you would rather, you can email me at and I will post it for you.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Are you ready?

August is almost upon us and we have a nice group of ladies signed up for the exchange. I will be emailing you with your exchange name on Wednesday. We are only sending the exchange piece and no extras.
Thanks so much ladies for signing up and my hope is we make some new friends.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Almost ready to begin

We are having a wonderful response to our exchange. I will be sending out names next Wednesday, July 29 and they need to be mailed by October 1.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Exchange starts August 1

If you are interested in joining this Little House Needlework exchange group just let me know. The rules are fairly simple. I need your name and address. You must obey by having your first round piece to the your exchange partner by October 1. You must stitch on linen or any evenweave fabric and finish the piece into a needlecase, scissor fob, ornament, for example. Finish it into something special for your partner. You may sign up at the beginning of any round. The next round will start the first of September and need to be to your exchange partner by November 1. That way you have 2 months to stitch your piece. Please post on this blog that you have received your name and post when you receive your piece. It would be wonderful too, for you to post a picture of the piece you received we can all see. We want to hear of your adventures as you stitch. Please let me know if you have other questions.